Bilateral Ties

  • China, US vow to end old rivalries July 9, 2014

    Beijing: China and the United States on Wednesday launched high-level talks, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation. Given their different histories and cultures "it is natural that China and the US may have different views and even frictions on certain...
  • Top British ministers woo India under Modi July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Britain's finance minister announced a $428 million deal with India's military on Monday after arriving in the country to seek stronger trade and investment ties with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague landed in Mumbai for the two-day visit to drum up business...
  • PM Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings, good fortune of our people" for it. "Visit a success: All thanks to the blessings of our Guardian Deities; leadership of our Kings; good fortune of...
  • 'Hope PM Modi lives up to commitments to Bhutan' June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: The Bhutanese people were impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that he would review with the Bhutanese leadership India's development cooperation programme to make it more effective; and are hoping that Modi, "known as a doer", would translate his commitments into action, an editorial in a Bhutanese daily...
  • India, Bhutan to boost hydropower cooperation June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower cooperation and not to allow their territories to be used for interests "inimical" to each other. In a joint statement at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the two...
  • India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve bilateral ties June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has said India and Pakistan should continue to take steps to improve their bilateral relationship. "Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf told reporters on Friday. "Obviously, it is...
  • 'Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader' May 28, 2014

    The Maldives accords the highest respect to India's interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country's commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties. During a 30-minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, Yameen expressed confidence that the long-standing...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India February 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's is the...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week February 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Crown Prince Salman, who is...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe January 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who joined...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media December 25, 2013

    The meeting of senior Indian and Pakistani military officials to reduce tensions on the LoC was important due to the "symbolism and value" attached to it, a leading Pakistani daily claimed on Wednesday. Such "meetings can be used for making the point that skirmishes on the border are more a result...
  • Karzai lauds India for its financial aid to Afghanistan December 15, 2013

    Pune: Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that India's financial assistance to the tune of USD 2 billion would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure and economic regeneration in Afghanistan. "Indian assistance would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure in the country to recover from turmoil,"...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge November 2, 2013

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned peace...
  • India to send PS Raghavan as envoy to Russia October 28, 2013

    PS Raghavan, a secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as India's next ambassador to Russia, it was announced on Monday. An Indian Foreign Service officer of 1979 batch, Raghavan will succeed Ajai Malhotra, who retires November 30. Fluent in the Russian language, Raghavan is expected to take up...
  • Blockbuster movie shows why Pakistan loves to hate India October 25, 2013

    Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy and her accomplice waltz in a glitzy flat in Islamabad to celebrate the success of their mission. This is a scene from Waar ("Strike"), Pakistan's first big-budget movie which opened this month to enthusiastic audiences in the nuclear-armed...
  • Manmohan, Putin praise each other for bolstering bilateral ties October 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday, showered accolades on each other for pushing the bilateral relationship as they held talks on ways to bolster the strategic ties further. "India is our strategic partner. Most of our mutual achievements have been achieved under your leadership and I...
  • India charges 33 aboard armed US anti-piracy ship October 19, 2013

    India has charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a US maritime security firm for failing to produce papers authorising it to carry weapons in Indian waters, police said on Saturday, a move that could trigger diplomatic tensions. The captain and the chief engineer were not among those arrested...
  • India not responding to Chinese threat with firmness, says RSS October 13, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Sunday, alleged that 'weak' policies of UPA government have emboldened China and Pakistan to make repeated incursions into Indian territory across borders. "Dark clouds are hovering on our national security as China continues to test our mettle and patience by (carrying out) frequent incursions...
  • Nawaz Sharif says will be 'very happy' to meet Manmohan Singh September 26, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he was looking forward to his meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as he hoped to build on progress made in bilateral ties during his last stint as premier. "I will be very happy to meet him (Singh) and we hope to...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Italian PM August 26, 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday met with visiting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concerns. "The two leaders discussed the ways to enhance the economic and commercial ties between the two counties," said a statement issued by Afghanistan's presidential palace Arg, Xinhua reported. While...
  • China will enhance strategic trust with India, Li tells Antony July 6, 2013

    Beijing: China will enhance strategic trust and boost practical cooperation with India to further promote bilateral ties, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday. In his meeting with Antony, Li said both China and India have the political willingness to appropriately address border issues through dialogues...
  • PM Manmohan Singh on a two-day visit to Thailand May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand on a two-day visit after wrapping up his Japan visit on Thursday. Manmohan is expected to meet Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and outline the Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and elevate bilateral ties into a strategic partnership. Manmohan will also discuss...
  • PM in Japan for a 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties May 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • India, Switzerland pact soon to boost healthcare ties May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Switzerland will soon sign a pact to give further impetus to cooperation in the field of healthcare. Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of World Health Assembly at Geneva and discussed...
  • 'Li's 'successful' India visit to boost bilateral ties' May 21, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said Li Keqiang's visit to India would give a strong boost to bilateral strategic cooperative partnership even as the premier himself termed his trip as "successful" and "felt at home" during talks with his counterpart Manmohan Singh. "India and China decided enhance co-operation and coordination to...
  • PM leaves for Germany, to seek greater business ties April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of inter-governmental consultations with Germany. The two countries are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations and will address possible areas of cooperation. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and other important officials are...
  • Hopes raised over first meet between Manmohan Singh and Xi Jingping March 26, 2013

    Durban: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets new Chinese President Xi Jingping on Wednesday, with both countries waiting for a new direction to bilateral ties that had seen some ups and downs in recent years, particularly over unresolved border tensions. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the 5th...
  • British PM David Cameron arrives on three-day India visit February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here this morning on a three-day India visit during which he will meet captains of industry and hold talks with top leaders who are likely to seek more information on the VVIP helicopters scam involving an Anglo-Italian firm. Cameron is likely to be pressed...
  • Chinese media highlights Agni V in Republic Day parade January 26, 2013

    Beijing: The display of India's military strength, specially the intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V, has been highlighted by Chinese official media here on January 26. The highlight of the 100-minute Republic Day parade was the display of nuclear-capable Agni-V, capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away, state-run Xinhua news agency...
  • US supports India's role in maintaining regional stability January 1, 2013

    Washington: The US has said it supports India's "critical" role as a leader in maintaining regional stability and both have a common interest in promoting global security and the free flow of global trade and commerce. "We have a shared interest in promoting global security, stability, and economic prosperity through...